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Postby vivado » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:50 pm

Hello all,

I'm interested in biology books that cater for the general reader (or the layman), like The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Anyone has any recommendation(s) of any sort?

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Postby mith » Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:44 am

I found Stephen Jay Gould's books funny and interesting, it might be slightly more difficult though.
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Postby Maxwell » Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:54 am

The Blind Watchmaker and River Out of Eden are two other Dawkins books. I've never had a chance to read them, but hey, if you're already reading Dawkins you might as well read some more.
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Postby DevGrp » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:12 pm

how about
The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
by James D. Watson

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... s&n=507846

Ok, an old book written in the 50/60s ? but still interesting
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Postby thank.darwin » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:25 am

If you want to learn more about evolution then read - Darwins Ghost - by Steve Jones
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
-Albert Einstein
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Postby RobJim » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:30 pm

Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox[/i] by Jonathan B. Tucker.

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The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris. Please note that the ideas within have been discredited by most current biologists. It's a classic though, and having read it will be useful as many other books refer to it, giving refutations of various parts of it. You won't really understand the refutations as well unless you've read it first.
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Postby thank.darwin » Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:53 pm

RobJim wrote:Virus Hunter. I don't remember the author.


- C. J. Peters
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